Join this group tour for a scenic ferry ride from the beautiful riverside town of Caminha to the rugged Galician coastline. Enjoy beautiful Baiona’s beaches and architecture before continuing your journey inland.

If you want to walk the Camino but don’t want to do it alone, join one of our fixed date group tours. Walking the Way of St. James as part of a group enables you to share the whole experience with new-found friends and create memories that you can enjoy reminiscing over together. With between 7 and 15 people, there is likely to be a mixed level of fitness within the group but your guide and our additional vehicle support means that no one gets left behind or needs to worry about holding others back. All you need to do is come prepared to take on the challenge.

For groups of six or more, we can create a special programme to suit your specific requirements and dates.If you’re planning to walk as a family, group of friends or as part of an organisation, simply get in touch and we will make the necessary arrangements.

On our coastal route group tour, your journey to Santiago starts in the Portuguese border town of Caminha with its magnificent Gothic parish church and charming café-filled square. A scenic ferry ride across the River Minho takes you to Galicia. Cross the fishing port town of A Guarda before spending the rest of the day and much of the next by the largely rocky shoreline. Allow time to explore Baiona, a delightful seaside town with sandy beaches, medieval streets, a fortress and plenty of tapas restaurants. Spot the Cies islands and floating mussel farms in the Ria de Vigo lagoon before joining pilgrims from the Central Way in Redondela to follow the same path to Santiago de Compostela. Among the highlights between Redondela and Santiago are the historical city of Pontevedra, the riverside spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, another pretty town which is where the boat carrying St. James’ body is said to have landed.

DURATION 10 days – 9 nights
DISTANCE 156 km in 8 stages
DATES 5 to 14 October
MINIMUM OF PEOPLE 7
INCLUDED
9 Nights accommodation with breakfast
Support vehicle for Luggage transfers and support during the walk
Luggage transfers between hotels (1 bag per person – Max. 15 kg/bag)
24/7 emergency support
Pilgrim kit: passport (credencial) and shell (vieira)
Road book of the Way with tips and information (in English)
NOT INCLUDED
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary), optional additional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature
PRICE Per person in twin/double bedroom: 790 euros
Supplement for single accommodation: 195 euros

Notes
– We reserve the right to cancel the group tour, informing the participants a minimum of 30 days in advance.

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Arrival

Free day in Caminha
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 1: Caminha - Oia (17km / 10.5 miles)

A short, scenic ferry journey takes you across the River Minho to the fishing town of A Guarda in Spain. Then follow the Way through the town and along coastal pathways, forest tracks and tarmac roads to the small but attractive beachfront village of Oia with its 12th century monastery.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 2: Oia - Baiona (17.5 km / 10.9 miles)

Start the day with a rural coastal landscape of small fields, scattered houses and a few villages then cut across the mountains towards Baiona. This rugged uphill section offers a welcome change of scenery and terrain before the final descent into the pretty resort town of Baiona.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 3: Baiona - Vigo (25.5 km / 15.8 miles)

The residential outskirts of Baiona gradually lead to more rural terrain and scattered villages interspersed with patches of woodland. A stint on a busy road ends with another series of villages before you reach Vigo where you’ll cut through Castrelos Park to skirt around the edge of the city.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 4: Vigo - Arcade (22 km / 13.5 miles)

Leave Vigo via its main shopping street and follow one long road through a string of quiet hillside villages. After several kilometres you’ll swap houses for trees and views of floating mussel farms and the Cíes islands before the descent into the town of Redondela. Walk uphill through a forest then down to the riverside town of Arcade, renowned for its oysters.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 5: Arcade - Pontevedra (13 km / 8 miles)

Ancient stone paths lead up through the woods and a scenic detour takes you along the River Tomeza. Pontevedra’s historical city centre is a maze of atmospheric squares filled with tapas bars.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 6: Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (22 km / 13.6 miles)

Although fairly long, the journey to Caldas to Reis is not difficult and is mostly through pleasant countryside including an attractive section of woodland. Soothe your feet in one of Caldas de Reis’ thermal springs when you arrive.
Accommodation: 2* Hotel
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Stage 7: Caldas de Reis - Padron (19 km / 11.5 miles)

The day begins with gentle climb through a series of hamlets and the charming woodlands of Valga. You’ll see several attractive churches and stone crosses on the way to Padrón, where St. James is originally said to have been buried.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Stage 8: Padron - Santiago (23 km / 14.3 miles)

The final leg of your Camino is mostly through rural settings with a reasonable amount of shade. The last few kilometres are tiring but as the sign near the River Sar says, “Don’t Stop Now!” Enter the medieval centre of Santiago to make your way to the magnificent cathedral and end your journey.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
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Departure

After breakfast – end of our services

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